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60+ Restaurant Industry Statistics for Restaurant Owners in 2018

Are you caught up with the latest facts and figures in the dining world? In this blog, we:

  • Highlight stats in restaurant technology, sales, payment, and more.
  • Bring these statistics to life in a new video.
  • Reveal new findings in Toast’s newest Restaurant Industry Report.


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The 5 Real Reasons You're Losing Restaurant Staff

Employee turnover is at 73% in the restaurant industry. In this post, we will:

  • Explain how to write an all-star restaurant employee handbook.
  • Set clear expectations for new hires.
  • Connect you with a free handbook template to use yourself.


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5 Essentials for Your 2018 Restaurant Marketing Plan

How will you reach new customers this year? This blog post covers:

  • Ways to reach customers online with social media and search ads.
  • Reaching customers at events and in the mail.
  • Engaging new faces with video marketing.


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5 Restaurant Technology Trends + Predictions for 2018 [Infographic]

Restaurants and their guests don’t always see eye to eye when it comes to restaurant tech. Here, we:

  • Identify the gaps between restaurants and diners when it comes to online ordering, reservations, and more.
  • Point out where these two groups share common ground.
  • Connect to additional findings in our Restaurant Technology in 2017 Industry Report.


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7 Restaurant Metrics and How to Calculate Them

Most restaurant owners are math majors. We get that. To help, we:

  • Lay out the 7 key performance metrics to know in a restaurant.
  • Present easy ways to calculate and understand these numbers.
  • Introduce you to a free restaurant metrics calculator


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Alessandra Kopp

Alessandra Kopp is an Inbound Sales Associate Manager Toast. When she's not selling Toast, Alessandra enjoys playing with her golden retriever and searching for the perfect bite. Her favorite Toast is a crust of Italian bread dipped in her grandmother’s Sunday gravy.
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By: Alessandra Kopp June 23, 2018

How to Build a Prix Fixe Menu for Your Restaurant

Menu Management

My first encounter with a prix fixe menu came on my 9th birthday.  

The idea of sitting back and entrusting a group..

10 minute read
By: Alessandra Kopp April 23, 2018

How to Calculate Your Restaurant Customer Lifetime Value

Restaurant Metrics

Customer Lifetime Value, or “CLV”, is one of the most important, yet difficult metrics for restaurant owners to..

11 minute read
By: Alessandra Kopp January 30, 2018

Why It's Time for Restaurants to Embrace Fermented Foods

Menu Management

Long before probiotics took center stage in modern wellness trends, ancient cultures were experimenting with and..

6 minute read
By: Alessandra Kopp November 12, 2017

What is Preauthorization for Bars and Restaurants?

Restaurant Technology  |  Bar

If you own a bar (or have a bar in your restaurant), you understand that there are so many factors contributing to..

6 minute read
By: Alessandra Kopp August 4, 2017

What All Restaurants Can Learn From the Popularity of Tapas

Menu Management  |  Industry News & Trends

If you’ve been out to eat, flipped to the Food Network, or stumbled onto Eater anytime over the past few years,..

9 minute read